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Direct airBaltic flight to connect Riga and Yekaterinburg

  airBaltic will launch a new summer seasonal route between Riga and Yekaterinburg in Russia on April 1, 2020. The new connection will offer more convenient travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russiato airBaltic network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, th...

American Airlines and British Airways mark the official start of the JFK Redevelopment Plan

Atlantic Joint Business partners American Airlines and British Airways joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to announce the start of construction on a $344 million investment at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal...


AviaAM Financial Leasing China Acquires Boeing 737-800 with Lease Attached

AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in tailored aircraft leasing and trading services, announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has recently acquired one more Boeing 737-800. The aircraft joined the fleet with a lease agreement attached to the current Chinese lessee...

IATA Operational Safety Audit Certificate granted to Bamboo Airways

Bamboo Airways was added to the IOSA Registry. The IOSA Registration Certificate Awarding Ceremony was also officially held in January 2020, in Hanoi. ‚ÄčThe IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. IOSA registration is the most important prog...

The seventh freedom of air starting early 2020 at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

Starting January 1, 2020, Pulkovo Airport will introduce the seventh-freedom rights regime for foreign airlines to fly to St. Petersburg. The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation approved a list of 30 countries. “We are grateful for the tremendous support from the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Transp...

Lufthansa Group plans more than 4,500 new hires in its home markets for 2020

This year the Lufthansa Group will be hiring more than 4,500 new employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as things stand in present; among them 3,000 hires will take place in Germany. This involves both re-placement appointments due to fluctuation and, in some cases, job increases. The focus of the recruitment planned in the DACH countries is “on the ground” with around 2,500 pos...

Aeroflot named Best China-Europe Transit Airline

Aeroflot has once again been recognised as the Best Airline for China-Europe Transit. The award was given to Aeroflot for the second consecutive year at the Stars Awards ceremony 2019, which took place in Shanghai at the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan hotel. The Stars Awards recognise the leading international companies in the Chinese travel industry, including global airlines. Winners of the Star...

Emirates positive outlook for 2020

Emirates usher in 2020 with a continued focus on strengthening its business across operational, commercial and customer experience metrics, and excitement for Expo2020 – the world’s greatest show - which will open its doors to global visitors from October. Commenting on Emirates’ outlook for the year ahead, Sir Tim said: “In 2020, we’ll continue to leverage...

20 British Airways New Year resolutions for 2020

After celebrating its momentous centenary year in 2019, British Airways is now looking to 2020, with 20 New Year resolutions that are every bit as exciting as the achievements of 2019.   New destinations – the airline has already announced nine new routes for 2020 including the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals Pristina and Podgorica,...

Air Kiribati Receives Its First E190-E2 Jet

Air Kiribati, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kiribati, received its first E190-E2 jet. Embraer announced the contract with the Government of Kiribati, in partnership with its national airline, Air Kiribati, in December 2018. The airline ordered two E190-E2s and has purchase rights for two more. “Aviation is critical for any island nation and Kiribati is no exception. Our...

Norwegian Boxing Day sale on all long-haul flights from the UK

Norwegian has launched its Boxing Day sale offering traveller’s savvy savings on all long-haul flights from the UK, including all 11 routes to the US, two routes to South America and select flights to European. Matt Wood, SVP Commercial at Norwegian said: “We are delighted to make travel even more affordable with incredible savings to exciting global destinations from the UK to...

Emirates to bring its A380 to the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020

Emirates is set to showcase its latest flagship Airbus A380 to visitors and spectators on 15 January at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020. Visitors to the show will be able to tour the popular double-decker’s signature interiors and experience its industry trendsetting products across all three classes, including Emirates’ latest generation Onboard Lounge. Always a popular draw f...

AZAL to open its sky to all airlines

For the first time in the history of Azerbaijan's civil aviation, the so-called fifth and seventh freedoms of the air will start operating at all international airports of the country. From January 1, 2020, these degrees of freedom will enable flights from Azerbaijani airports to 40 countries in Europe, North America, Australia and South-East Asia. Freedoms of the air is a...

airBaltic took delivery of its 22nd Airbus A220-300

December 23, 2019 in Riga airBaltic welcomed its 22nd Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-AAV. The 22ndAirbus A220-300 completes the planned new aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2019 and it is the second delivery of the additional order that was signed on May 28, 2018 for purchase of 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft with options for an additi...

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New hand luggage policy - Norwegian

To ensure that everyone travelling with Norwegian Air has a smooth, comfortable flight that departs on time, the company has implemented a new hand baggage policy. Bookings made before January 23...

SITAONAIR acquired GTD Air Services

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Air Canada becomes Official Airline of Cirque du Soleil

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A climate-neutral aviation future - Lufthansa bolsters sustainability efforts

Lufthansa Group has reinforced its commitment to sustainability by stepping up its efforts aimed at making the future of aviation climate-neutral. The Group has been investing in climate-friendly plan...